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Ranger, Chatham Islands

Department of Conservation
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Job Description

Are you someone who loves the outdoors, has lots of practical skills and enjoys working with people? Is yes then this is the job for you.

As a Ranger, Operations you will be joining our talented delivery teams carrying out critical conservation work programmes across the country.

Your role is broad and involves working with others on all manner of conservation projects including:

  • animal pest control operations
  • weed treatment and native plantings
  • threatened species management
  • facilities maintenance and site restoration
  • visitor and historic asset management


We are looking for a responsible and reliable team player, who is not afraid of hard work, and who has the following skills:

  • knowledge and/or experience in field delivery work
  • experience and/or qualifications in working with chainsaws, LUV motorbikes, 4WD vehicles and other field based equipment
  • a current First Aid certificate
  • a good basic knowledge of conservation
  • good communication skills and an ability to get on with people
  • a valid Full driver's licence
  • experience in either carpentry and facilities maintenance or monitoring and handling species is desirable
  • a current Approved Handlers Certificate would be an advantage


Please apply online.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.


For more information please contact Connie Norgate,, VPN 8848 or telephone (03) 3050098, quoting vacancy 400/4652.  


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 5 December 2016